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“Sitting in history having a great lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Luggate Hotel

Luggate Hotel
60 Main Road | RD 3, Wanaka 9383, New Zealand
03 443 8523
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Ranked #48 of 59 restaurants in Wanaka
Price range: $5 - $26
Cuisines: New Zealand
Description: A comfortable 19th century dining roomoffering an elegant, provincial menu,enhanced by the friendly, knowledgeableservice you would look forward to in acountry pub.
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Description: A comfortable 19th century dining roomoffering an elegant, provincial menu,enhanced by the friendly, knowledgeableservice you would look forward to in acountry pub.
Sydney
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Sitting in history having a great lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Drove past this place on the way to Wanaka. Then read about it in the tourist guides. Great value at 20 dollars for a burger or fish and chips. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was typical pub feeling with trout trophies around the main drinking area.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Pub Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Holidaying in Wanaka for a week and thought we'd check out the historic Luggate Hotel for an evening meal. So on a cold spring night we burst through the doors into a buzzing atmosphere, blazing fires, leather couches and great pub food. I had steak cooked to perfection with crunchy fries and my husband hoovered up his lamb shanks with enjoyment. We shared a steamed pudding which was absolutely delicious. While we waited for our meals my husband took the opportunity to check out the dining room photos of NZ airmen in World War Two while I sat on the couch and sipped my wine in front of the fire. Great evening!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Australia
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“Good pub food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stopped here for lunch, the hotel is located just outside Wanaka. The menu is only small but there are also daily specials. We had blue cod fries and salad and a steak sandwich. Portions were generous and all ingredients were fresh and well prepared. This is an old hotel and popular. There is a dining room for dinner. Local NZ wines are available.

Visited August 2012
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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“Great Rabbit Pie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We had a great lunch here so thought we should recommend it to our own guests. We recommended two groups of guests from our lodge to go here for dinner - they were not disappointed - all came back raving about the food and venue. Thanks Luggate Hotel.

Visited July 2012
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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“Great Little Country Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I'm a local in Central Otago so know all of the pubs well - last Easter I had friends down from Auckland and we went to the Luggate and were REALLY gutted with the awful service we got from an extremely rude employee there so we never went back for ages and our friend from Auckland went home with not a very good impression of this place. We went back this weekend past though to give it another go and there are new staff there who were lovely, the fires were going and there was a live band so it was really good. I think our faith in the Luggate has been restored and we'll definitely be visiting again soon.

Visited May 2012
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